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Minstrel Boy A Go-Go w/ R.Schletty


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This is my contribution to the MJ Vocals Game :V401...

The majority of the music I've arranged on this site involves providing backing tracks for singers BareKoala being the case in point. So, I guess, this is pretty much what I'm used to- and love doing...!

A massive thanks to Brian (Chikoppi) for coming up with the concept, what a brilliant idea!-although, it's hardly surprising, given that he founded the 'Loop It Or Lose It' challenge!
Also a huge Thank You to Richard Schletty for kindly allowing us all to put his voice into 'unknown territory'! What a brave soul!
I'll be up front about this arrangement; I have blatantly plagiarised the style of Bert Kaempfert-in fact, 'That Happy Feeling' is the piece this arrangement is based on (which might give you all SOME idea of my questionable taste...but hey, it's all music, whether you like it...or not! ;)
I wanted to use something else for the artwork, but sadly, I'm not too conversant with my Photoshop programme, so, it'll probably change in due course!
So, sit back, shake & pour your martini, and realax to the ultra groovy 'Kaempfert Tribute' to the 'Minstral Boy'!
Cheers to All!
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Uploaded: Jul 25, 2007 - 04:04:15 AM
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2007 - 04:11:11 PM Last Played: May 18, 2018 - 09:31:17 AM
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jiguma said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
My parents .....
.... would have loved this one Alf! Very Christmassy - in July of course ;) I hope Jane likes the key change. It slightly boggles the mind that you could do this - never mind THINK about doing it. A classic piece of Eurosong trash (I know you'll appreciate this comment - not meant to be at all derogatory). Apart from all that ..... I'm speechless.
Neil (pass the vermouth).
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jiguma said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
PS
Richard's vocal is great isn't it - good to see him get a run as well as Rebsie.
I haven't voted (in keeping with our/your pact.
Neil

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alfalpha said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
they don't write like this anymore...
....probably for a good reason! ;)

It's all great fun!

Cheers Neil!

LOL!

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alfalpha said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
ah yes...
.Neil..also the 'key change'....Jane was VERY much relieved to hear that! ;)
Cheers,
Alf

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Feter said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Minstrel Boy A Go-Go w/ R.Schletty
this is just so neat ..and yes Richy voice
shine so wonderfully with such cheerfull
up beat arrangment ...just lovely !!

cheeeers !! ;~)
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alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
A Go Go
Many Thanks Feter!
Richard's voice certainly does shine, hence, I thought I'd write a cheerful arrangement!
Many Thanks for visiting!
Cheers,
Alf

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VicDiesel said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Cheesy organ? Check. Female chorus? Check!
You've hit the nail on the head. This is perfect in all its campy glory.

By the time of that stupid modulation I was laughing out loud...

Victor.

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alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
there's one thing you...
...left off the 'check list'....

...The martini!! ;)

Many Thanks
Victor!

Cheers,
Alf

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lengold said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
I think that
most of the people who contributed to this (especially including me) should probably be locked away in a madhouse. This is fantastically surreal. I love it. Very cleverly and well done.
Cheers
Len


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alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
I think that
I'm glad you enjoyed it Len! :)

I should mention I had some little difficulty with my straitjacket! ;)

Thanks for the kind words!

LOL!

Cheers,
Alf

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ceilidh said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
guys
it looks like you have to teach me about music, because after reading of all your comments, i probably have to have really bad taste for music. because i really like it! it sounds to me like a film music from 80's. (talking about my country, not the rest of the world, rest of the world was closed for us, communistic countries that time) we always loved and love to make stories about princesses; kingdoms; saving a country from a devil, from war with a greedy neighbour king, from bad witch, who is putting on appearance of princess to deceive young handsome lad, usually king from other land, and tries to marry him, have kids probably etc. :) i hear in your music a young king returning triumphantly from courting, from little battle somewhere, or a fight with nasty whoever, trotting cross a huge never ending green meadow, full of daisies and red poppy flowers, the sun is shinnig, birdies singing and no one suffering.... how romantic ;)
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alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Pavlina
I don't know about 'teaching' you music! Unlike you, I have lived in Australia all my life, so, Richard's vocals aside- I have no excuse for MY bad taste in music! ;) I guess you could say that we 'Down Under' are also 'closed' from the rest of the world- at least I am! :)

I'm glad this tune conjured up all those images for you!

Many Thanks for the kind comments Pavlina!

Cheers!

Alf

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DWL said 3981 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Yo - way to go
Great job - fantastic! Suits the vocals so well!

Wonderfully cheesy (although the vocals aren't) :-)

Cheers

Dick
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alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
way to go!
Heh!

I agree, the only non-cheesy part IS Richard's vocals! I'm not too sure about the rest of it! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by Dick!
Cheers,
Alf

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Jim Bouchard said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
love that modulation!
Definitely a laugh-out-loud moment! Great concept and execution (pardon the very bad pun in there...)
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alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
there's nothing
like a good key change to bring on the giggles!

I tend to get a goodbelly laugh eah time I listen to a Bert Kaempfert album!
(I'm normally in tears by the end of it!)

Thanks so much for visiting Jim!
Cheers,
Alf

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said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
grand
and crazy-cool.......i dont know really what to say about this except every one of these songs are really cool... i am impressed by the diversity, and the sheer volume of entries!!! both vocalists should be commended on thier contributions to inspiration everywhere
alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
V4C!
Cheers Allen!
This is MY kinda challenge, as I dearly love to put 'backing tracks' to 'voices'...
It was especially enjoyable to have someone 'new' i.e. Richard's vocals, to have some fun with.
you're right, the diversity in thhis challenge is astounding, from what I've heard thus far.
I have quite a bit of listening to do over the next couple of days, so expect me to come and visit you! :)
Many Thanks!
Alf

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said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Happy one
Love it... my friend... Good produced... One of the best so far.

Take care
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Kenta
alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
You are too kind
Kenta, my friend!
I must question your taste though! :)

Many Thanks!

Cheers & Best Wishes,
Alf

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bud said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Turn on the bubble machine
and bring out the King Sisters and Lawrence - this is a a veddy veddy fine arrange-a-ment. I'm gonna stop trying to second guess what's coming next in this game - I never would have guessed this. Great track.
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alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
oops too much soap in that there bubble machine!
....as well as in this arrangement! ;)

This challenge has got to be one of the most enjoyable ever!

Good to see you here Bud, and thanks for stopping by!
Cheers,
Alf

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said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Check it out
I dig this arrangement. It is cheesy-resonant. I like the way you support and accent the vocal track, going thick and thin with the instrument-percussion envelope. I even have a pseudo-chorus backing me up now. The Lawrence Welk Hour reborn!
alfalpha said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
cheesy & resonant?

Richard, I'd strongly suggest that the arrangement is cheesy & your vocals are the only resonant thing in this track! ;)

I'm pleased that you like this version, especially given that you had no idea what to expect!

Thanks so much for providing us all with the opportunity to have some fun with your voice & Thank You especially for coming around to visit!

Here's to the 'Richard Schletty Hour' & 'Viva la Kitsch'!

Cheers!
Alf

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
peacepiano said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Go Go Go
This is neat. I am amazed at what you have done with the original rhythm of the vocal track. Very upbeat sound!

Thanks
Bill
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alfalpha said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Go Go Go A Go Go!
Hiya Bill,
I had a great time with this arrangement
Many Thanks for visiting!
Cheers,
Alf

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
said 3980 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
this is so...
... fun and has that giddy, new feel to it!
really a great direction to go in!
yet, rich's voice just fits right in.
amazing to think every person began with exactly the same track!
kudos!
alfalpha said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
same track- different styles
I totally agree- it's amazing to hear the variety of styles (YOUR take is no exception!), which is just one of the marvellous things about the MacJam site!
Cheers & Thanks Jason! ;)

Alf

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
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caroline said 3980 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
imho...
... a person would have to go a long way to find anyone who could do this kinda thing better than you do! eat yer heart out bert!! pass the olives! xoxoxox
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alfalpha said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
...and don't forget the vermouth!
maybe I'm not 'far away' enough?! It's more likely I'm 'far out' (pardon the pun!)
Heh!
Cheers Caroline!
You make me laugh!
xoxoxoxoxox



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composerclark said 3980 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Swingin'!
This is brilliant! I grew up with Bert Kaempfert playing on my parents record player, and thought A Swingin' Safari was one of the coolest songs ever. I cannot help smiling as I listen to this-thanks!

And Richard sounds fantastic here-wow! What a great voice! Richard's voice is a very powerful instrument, but I like that he doesn't push it here, just keeps it light and breezy, so your treatment fits perfectly.

Great job all around!
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alfalpha said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Swingin'!
LOL!

I also grew up listening to Bert Kaempfert and sadly, continue to do so...Actually, I'm ashamed to admit it, but I own 3 copies of 'Swingin' Safari'- I can't get enough of the 'groovy' model's pose on the cover! I especially love the LP art work from the 60's & 70's ;)

I agree about Richard's voice. It wasn't too difficult to envisage Kaempfert's orchestra & choir as the 'back up', his enthusiastic vocal style just sets the mood.

Many Thanks for popping around for a visit Clark!
Cheers & Best Wishes,
Alf



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said 3980 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Great one !!
This one is the best one i've ever heard it !!!
It's is the WINNER .. Mr. Richard vocal is the greatest one ..
And it will be nicer if Mrs. Rebsie's one was in the background ..
But really the music is good and the guitar pickin in the background sounds brilliant ..
Much enjoyable .. thanks for this piece alfalpha !!

Regardz
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi

Wish to gave this one a listen !! ..
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alfalpha said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
I don't know about...
...this being 'one of the best', neverthless I appreciate your kind comments!
You're right about Richard's vocals- they swing!

Nice of you to drop on by, Yeman!
Many Thanks & Best wishes!
Cheers,
Alf



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apb said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
omg

.. by the time the key-change came, I was on the floor ..
I think you have had alot of experience working with
raw vocals and providing fabulous backing and this is
no exception. My personal fav so far using Richard's
vocal. It just works. The choir touches are very cool but that bass line ... oh man. Bert who? I need to do some research...the opening bit also gave me some sense of
a 70s British sitcom like "Citizen Smith" or "Some
mother's do 'ave 'em" in it's jovial, light-heartedness.
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alfalpha said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
LOL!
I sincerely hope that the key change didn't injure you too seriously! ;)
You can lay the blame on the inimitable Bert Kaempfert for this particular submission- if you like, although I'm too blame in this case! ;)
(I also happen to love the '60's style of finger-pickin' bass- it's so cheesy!)
Many Thanks for listening Alan!
Cheers,
Alf


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Dj French Toast said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
yeahhhhhh
lets all go and die!!!!!!!!lovin it : )
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alfalpha said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
injuries- now death?!
APB (Allen) was 'on the floor' & now YOU'RE going to die?!

Geez, I had no idea that Bert Kaempfert was so lethal! ;)

Benny, I sincerely hope I didn't cause too much damage to you!
LOL!
Thanks so much for having a listen!
All the Best!
Cheers,
Alf

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ledebutant said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Pure Joy!
I was really hoping that you were going to take part in this challenge, Alf. Having had the honor of being Alphalphaized myself, I know the leaps of imagination of which you're capable. I can just see the television special that would have gone with this song, Richard in a turtleneck, suit jacket, wearing skinny trousers on a set that has an inexplicable number of cubes for him to prop his leg upon while he sings and snaps his fingers.

Your song makes me happy and Richard sounds great, too.
alfalpha said 3979 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
It was pure joy...
...to take part in this challenge Lisa! I jumped at the chance. The honour was mine to 'alfalphatise' Richard in this case- and our 'Oktoberfest Tryst' was certainly no exception!

I can just see Richard in the get up you described & I'm seriously thinking about asking him if he might send a photo of himself in 'said setting', so I can replace the existing artwork! ;) Sadly, I guess this won't come too pass...:(

It's great to see your kind comments here & I'm so pleased you stopped by for a visit!
Cheers & Regards,
Alf



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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
illuminati said 3978 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
This is my favorite treatment
thus far of Richard's voice. It rings true and seems quite authentic. Like you could pick up a record of Irish tunes at a swap, bring it home, place it on the player and here this.
alfalpha said 3976 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
I am a big fan of...
...record swaps! Although, sadly, there aren't too many where I live :(
So, I guess that recreating certain sound 'styles' via MacJams, GB & Logic keep me entertained enough, until my next 'LP foray into the big smoke'-much to my wife's chagrin ;)

Matt, I really appreciate your visit and the kind comments...
Many Thanks & Cheers!
Alf


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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
Diviner said 3978 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Very well constructed track
This is a lovely tune and I like all the elements esp. the tuneful bass. Very good and original. Beautiful.
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alfalpha said 3976 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Many thanks!
Thanks for popping around for the visit Keith!
I also really enjoyed your rendition (what a sense of humour you have!)

Cheers & Thanks,

Alf

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
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elfdaughter said 3975 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Cheese sandwich? With extra cheese!
I LOVE it! SO wonderfully cheesy. And Schletty's vocals are amazing. A definate fave.
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alfalpha said 3973 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
fun with fromage...
....yes, I am a huge fan of cheese, both the gastronomic & aesthetic kinds! ;)
I'm pleased you enjoyed this Averil!
Cheers!
Alf

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
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bjack said 3974 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Hope you don't mind...
I had three martinis. Good job. Like this one.
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alfalpha said 3973 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
mind, moi?
...not at all Barry!
I am pleased to see that someone finally got into the 'spirit' of this tune! ;)
Here's to the almighty martini!

Thanks & Cheers! :)
Alf

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
said 3959 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Wunnerful, Just Wunnerful
My work schedule has been insane the last month; I'm still working my way through the V4C entries!

This is an absolute hoot - and done so well, with such flawless attention to the little touches that make it so earnest and, well... my martini's waiting. Thanks for the wunnerful ride!
alfalpha said 3959 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Don't keep that...
...martini waiting! ;)

At least you know how one is supposed to listen to this 'music'...LOL!
Many Thanks for the kind comments & the visit Rik!
Cheers!
Alf

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Variety is the spice of life...(we're only scratching the surface...)
Check out my latest song called Mania- w/DavisAmerica-The 'Sprout' Remix
said 3727 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
Excellent vocals

Soon as I pushed that play button you have no idea what joy this song brought me. What talent my freind. I never feel down in the dumps
listening to your amazing sounds No sir! Thanks for sharing your fantastic
music too.
Cheers Peace Dee x
alfalpha said 3727 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Again...
I had some great material to work with, ergo, Richard Schletty's vocals...
and again, Many thanks for visiting- I'm really glad this uplifted your spirits-I suspect I had too many when I arranged this! ;)
Cheers Dee!
Best Regards,
Alf
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dirigent said 3633 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Minstrel Boy
Great upbeat song :-) Superb arrangement and vocals !
Happy birthday Alf!!
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alfalpha said 3609 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
my apologies ...
..for the delay in my response...thank you So much for the Birthay Greetings, as well as the critique on this 'old' number-Cheers to you!
Alf
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